“‘Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.”Luke 13:24 NIVUK
“‘Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”Matthew 7:13-14 NIVUK
“‘Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognise a stranger’s voice.’ Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them. Therefore Jesus said again, ‘Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.
I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.” John 10:1-7, 9 NIVUK
Most of us have witnessed, at least on TV, the rush for refuge from the ravages of war in Syria to safety in Europe. See the people squeezing through barb-wired borders and narrow portals of over-loaded trains? See the Yazidis jostling, struggling and fighting to board helicopters to get out of harm’s way in Iraq? Or how about the desperate efforts of football or concert fans to buy a ticket to enter a stadium?
The picture is all too clear. Some will try and get left behind simply because they did not try hard enough, made weak attempts or did not start early enough and ran out of time when the gates were shut!
If you can sit outside a shop for 24-48 hours before Black Friday to get a good deal on a sale, why aren’t you making every effort to ensure that you can enter into your eternal rest in Heaven? Hmm?
Jesus Christ is the true refuge for your soul. He has brought you the most wonderful opportunity and best deal of your life ever! So why aren’t you actively and consciously doing something to secure your reservation in Heaven?
Many many people will not make it to Heaven because of disbelief, deception and laziness. Don’t be one of such people!
Today make up your mind to exert every effort to be on the 100% correct track to Heaven.
Jesus Christ is that 100% True Way and Gate Way to Heaven. You owe yourself and all your loved ones this favour. Don’t be one of the losers!
Starting today, make every effort to enter Heaven through Jesus Christ!